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Job Type:
Full Time
Posted By: Northern Australia Primary Health Limited
Posted Date:
27-Dec-2019
Flexible work options available
Townsville QLD 4810
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted Date:
27-Dec-2019
Flexible work hours available - New Graduates Encouraged to Apply
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Far North Community Services
Posted Date:
23-Dec-2019
Far North is a growing and dynamic NDIS service provider. We are building a team of compassionate, culturally aware and committed people who love what...
Broome WA 6725
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Excel Physiotherapy and Wellness
Posted Date:
23-Dec-2019
Excel Physiotherapy and Wellness is a modern, purpose-built practice in Mascot, NSW with a highly experienced and supportive team. Our clients are...
Mascot NSW 2020
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Hope Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Clinic
Posted Date:
23-Dec-2019
Hope Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Clinic is located in Mount Sheridan Plaza, 10-minute drive distance from Cairns CBD. We are newly established busine...
Mount Sheridan QLD 4868
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Adaptability Therapy
Posted Date:
16-Dec-2019
Position title: Lead Physiotherapist Employment Status: Full time permanent Location: Brisbane-based mobile community role – office ...
Cannon Hill QLD 4170
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Langton Physiotherapy
Posted Date:
16-Dec-2019
This is a recently established position in our team of existing physiotherapists, with an established case load with scope for further growth. The ca...
Kingaroy QLD 4610
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Integrity Physio
Posted Date:
10-Dec-2019
Our growing family owned Physiotherapy Clinic in Como is seeking a Senior Physiotherapist to join our experienced friendly team in January 2020. A...
Como WA 6152
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Skillbuilders Therapy Services for Children
Posted Date:
10-Dec-2019
Skillbuilders Therapy Services and Products for Children If you're looking to be part of a well established and progressive practice known for deve...
Canning Vale WA 6155
Job Type:
Permanent
Posted By: Medwest Health Care
Posted Date:
08-Dec-2019
Medwest Health Care is a leading health care provider in Victoria and Tasmania. We are a dynamic fast growing company in Medical, Physiotherapy, Podia...
Keilor East VIC 3033
About Allied Health jobs in Australia

Find allied health jobs in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Canberra and across all cities in Australia.


Purpose and Mission

Allied health professions are distinct from nursing, medicine and dentistry. Over 200 million health services are delivered by allied health professionals annually. They work with people of all ages and backgrounds and make a significant difference in improving their lives. Allied health practitioners work closely with doctors and nurses in a range of rewarding and diverse environments including hospitals, aged-care facilities, mental health centres, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, medical clinics, private clinics, and chemists.

Midwives are healthcare professionals who specialise in assisting women during childbirth, and with antenatal care, post-natal care and newborn health care.

Reports To

Most allied health professionals report to a head nurse or lead doctor, although the chain of command varies depending on the type of nurse and facility. Midwives tend to work independently and may not have a direct supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities

More educated and experienced allied health professionals may have some supervisory responsibilities in terms of managing less-experienced members of the healthcare team.

Qualifications

Most allied health professions require training of one to two years, typically leading t a diploma or an associate’s degree.

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is the recognised body representing allied health professions in Australia. Most allied health professionals must be registered with theAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in order to practise in Australia. This applies to those that are trained in Australia as well as overseas.

Responsibilities of Allied Health Professionals

Employment opportunities continue to grow within the allied health field due to Australia’s ageing population and greater awareness of issues surrounding health and well-being. Allied health careers include:

·   Sonographers·   Radiographers·   Physiotherapists·   Psychologists·   Occupational Therapists·   Dieticians·   Pharmacists·   Paramedics·   Chiropractors·   Dietitians·   Optometrists·   Occupational Therapists·   Orthoptists /Prosthetists·   Osteopaths·   Podiatrists·   Psychologists·   Social Workers·   Speech Pathologists·   Massage Therapists·   Naturopaths·   Chinese Medicine Practitioners·   Radiation Therapists

 

Allied health professionals are passionate about helping save lives, about helping people improve their quality of life, and educating the general public on relevant health issues and best practices. Along with doctors and nurses, allied health professionals are considered the third pillar of health care providers in Australia.

Key Facts about Allied Health Specialists

According to the National Health Workforce Data Set, there are approximately 126,788 registered allied health specialists that provide direct care to consumers across public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This list represents the number of registered allied health practitioners as of 2012:

  • 29,387 (23.2%) psychologists
  • 27,025 (21.3%) pharmacists
  • 23,934 (18.9%) physiotherapists
  • 4,307 (11.3%) occupational therapists
  • 13,376 (10.5%) medical radiation practitioners
  • 4,564 (3.6%) optometrists
  • 4,533 (3.6%) chiropractors
  • 3,885 (3.1%) Chinese medicine practitioners
  • 3,783 (3.1%) podiatrists
  • 1,729 (1.4%) osteopaths
  • 265 (0.2%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

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